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and another one for cat-loving friends
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catalicious ! THE book for the cat lover
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Each cat owner should have it :-)


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A happy fourth of July
to all American Cousins !




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I heard it's your birthday today
and could not let it go unnoticed
Many  happy returns - have a wonderful day and an even more wonderful year !!!


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Kamechelen Plage
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"Kamechelen" is the dialect name of the place I live, and plage ... speaks for itself - no ?

I've not yet gotten all my ducks in a row yet, but I'm getting there :-D


tadaaaa !!
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And here is the result of our afternoon quilting Celtic knots

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It's a fun technique. This one will be used in the first of a set of 4 cushions. So it's good it's a fun technique. Our teacher provided us with a few more knot patterns so I can make a set of 4 not-quite-the-same cushions.

quilting
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Chris, one of my quilting friends had enrolled us both in a course of appliqué-ing Celtic knots (taking place today - I'm waiting for her as I'm typing this). Ofcourse there were certain necessities we needed, so we had to go shopping. I knew a quitling shop Chris hadn't visited yet, so that was where we were headed yesterday - off to The Netherlands. the shop is just across the border, in Etten Leur. It is a wonderful shop for fabric lovers, and the shop owners are such wonderful people ! They pamperred us with coffee/tea and cookies while we wandered around for hours trying to find just the right swatch of fabric we had in mind, and the correct needles and thread and ...

The shop had celebrated its 35th birthday just last weekend and to celebrate the owners had made a deal with a café across the street: every one of their customers that made a purchase was treated in the café with a piece of apple pie. So to the café we went, because after all the hard decision making we were feeling a bit hungry. And ofcourse the apple pie was calling out to us too :-)
The café is rather unassuming inside, but it has a nice terrace and a lovely little patio in the back. The patio is just big enough for four tables and a bbq, and very peaceful. We had shrimp croquettes with salad and bread for lunch and a lovely piece of apple pie as dessert.

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night skies
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the colour of the sky at night is so very beautiful these days. I find it hard to go to bed because then I can't watch it anymore :-)

these piuctures were taken at 11PM  - it was incredible how light it still was !

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Friday Five
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1. How do you beat the summer heat?
I bask in it. I have reached the ripe age of retirement. I putter around in the house in the early morning a  nd in the evening (provided it cooled enough) and when it is hot I do as little as possible :-)

2. Do you have air conditioning?
no, we're almost never without wind. I try to find a place outside with shadow and a little wind. I have big windows upfront and after, and when evening comes I just open them up and let the wind blow through the house
I often leave the backdoor open at night. Max is a big softy but when he growls deep down in his throat - which he does wen someone passes by too close at night - he sounds like a big mean rottweiler :-)

3. What’s your idea of the perfect summer day?
sun, warmth, a bit of shadow and wind and a cool drink. Some nice company is a bonus :-)

4. What’s one thing you always seem to do every summer whether you want to or not?

5. Are you ready for the summer?
you betcha !!

clouds with a silver lining
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I saw some very pretty clouds this evening when walking with Max. I thought I'd share them with you :-)